Kingston Arts Council

Project Grants


The purpose of Project Grants are to support the creation and presentation of arts projects of merit, which strengthen the Kingston community; to foster a dynamic artistic life and support the development of artists and their work in Kingston; to encourage new arts initiatives; to provide artistic experiences for audiences; and to enhance the civic identity, quality of life, economic prosperity and reputation of the City.

Deadlines & Important Dates

Project Grant Applications available:
Project Grant Application Packages are available for download below. The forms are designed to be completed on your computer, and printed out for submission when complete.
Paper copies are also available for pickup during office hours at:

  • The Kingston Arts Council office (253 Ontario Street, Suite 203 – Office hours: 12:30-4:30pm weekdays);
  • The Reception desk at City Hall (216 Ontario Street); and
  • The Kingston Public Library Information desk (Central Branch, 130 Johnson Street)

2012 Project Grant Public Information Session:
Thursday March 15th, 2012 - 6:30pm
Delahaye Room, Kingston Frontenac Public Library Central Branch, 130 Johnson Street

Paper copies of the Project Forms & Guidelines will be available at this meeting

Project Grant Application Deadline:
Completed Applications are due at the Kingston Arts Council Office
on or before Monday April 16th, 2012, 4:30pm

How to Apply:
(Guidelines & Application Forms)
Project Grant Guidelines & Applications will be available for download below (in MS Word/Excel format) and are designed to be filled out on your computer and then printed out. These forms should be compatible with both PC and MAC operating systems. Guidelines & Applications are also available in PDF form; the Financial and Statistical Reports are only available in MS Excel format at this time. Please read the Guidelines thoroughly before completing the Application forms.

As a condition of funding, evidence of $2,000,000 liability insurance coverage will be required from the applicant organization before any awarded funds are released. This insurance coverage must name the Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston as additional insureds.

It is therefore recommended that you budget for the insurance costs. Because adequate insurance is a prerequisite of funding, all applicants are strongly encouraged to contact an insurance agent/broker prior to submitting their CKAF application. Applicants should obtain an estimate of the costs associated with insuring their particular organization. It may also be wise to include the cost of this insurance in their CKAF Project Grant Application Budget.

2012 Forms (click below):
CKAF Project Grant Guidelines (MS Word)
CKAF Project Grant Application (MS Word)
CKAF Project Grant Budget (MS Excel)

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Kingston Arts Council Grants Department prior to submitting an application to confirm eligibility and discuss their grant application.

If you have questions about the Grants Program please contact:

Ted Worth, Grants Director or Megan Sirett, Grants Officer
at the Kingston Arts Council Grants Department
613-546-2999 or [email protected].